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Tampering with our Future

Anne Mosness is a long-time commercial fisherwoman, a Food and Society Policy Fellow, a relentless advocate for wild salmon. Here's her analysis of the recent approval of GE Salmon by the FDA.



FDA Rubber Stamps Genetically Modified Frankenfish

Colles Stowell gives us his view on the FDA approval of the AquAdvantage salmon created by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty, deemed to be safe to eat, and which does not require specific labeling...



We Feed The Planet Looks to the Oceans

During the gathering, the ocean also took center stage, as the subject of the conference Stealing our Oceans - Ocean Grabbing and How to Fight It...



A Sustainable Fishing Model is Possible: Lessons from Galicia

A participatory management model, a fishing system decided in accordance with the institutions, associations and the individual fishers themselves might seem unrealistic. Yet...



Honduras privatizes its fisheries

Jorge Varela Márquez, Goldman Environmental Prize 1999, denounces the new fishing law of his country, which, after year of resistance by fishing communities, surrenders it's national sovereignty to transnational cooperations... 



Red Sluge Affair: It's Not Over Yet!

For the past 50 years an Alumina plant in Gardanne that belongs to the Pechiney Company has dumped between 20 and 30 million tons of radioactive red sludge in the sea. Today the industry is requesting authorization to dump an estimated 270m3/h of residual water over the next 30 years. Fishermen blow the whistle... 



Sea For Yourself

During Slow Fish 2015, the conference, "Mare Nostrum: Immigrant Communities Tell Their Tales" was a chance to exchange experiences and learn from one another, as it so often happens when comparing cultures.



Turning the Tide of Transparency

Small-scale fishermen discuss how to restore trust and become pro-active in shaping their own future...



Fishing for Alternatives

During Slow Fish 2015, fishermen discussed how to safeguard their livelihoods by finding and creating alternative value chains, focusing on the quality of the fish, reconnecting consumers/citizens to food and food producers...



EU Fisheries policy and its impact on small-scale fishers

The impact of the European Fisheries Policy on small-scale fishers was discussed in Genoa as part of the event Slow Fish...



No Country for Young Men

Why are young people no longer choosing fishing as a profession? A conference at Slow Fish in Genoa asks the tough question…



A Small Boat in a Big Ocean

Developing a unified voice among small-scale fishers to confront mutual challenges at the political level...



Closing the Net

Small-scale fishers from around the world discuss how to celebrate fishing cultures...



Ocean Grabbing: What You Need to Know

One might think that the world’s waters are, or should be, common resources, however these assets are increasingly being privatized. Today we are witnessing a process of enclosure of the world’s oceans and fisheries resources for purposes ranging from (eco)tourism and raw material extraction, to large-scale fishing. This is known as ocean grabbing.



Why The Oceans Matter

It may be difficult to fathom, but life on Earth is utterly dependent on life and chemistry in the oceans...


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